Thursday, December 27, 2012

A Recap

This time of year is always such a mixed bag of emotions for me!  I'm glad that the shopping, wrapping, baking, decorating, and ugh-unhealthy eating is behind us...but I am so sad that it will be another year before I get to see my sweet little guy walk downstairs to find what Santa brought for him for being such a good little boy.  Am I the only one? 

So now that 2012 is drawing to a close, I thought I'd share some of what we've done in my classroom lately, but I've neglected to share with you all. I am, here and now, making a resolution to TAKE MORE PICTURES! It's so hard when I'm there to teach and not to capture every moment in a photo, ha! But, I'm going to find a way to work daily picture taking into the routine.

Here's our Christmas bulletin board.

If the title of the bulletin board doesn't make it obvious, we were learning about l blends and s blends when we made these sleds.  We brainstormed a list of sl words together on chart paper and the kiddos had to write words with sl blends on top of each gift on their sled.

More along the s blends theme...I created posters with a word and pictures and the students added to each of these for the s blends. 

So, yes, yes, I know that Thanksgiving was a REALLY long time ago. But here's something cute we did for verb endings. Each student chose a verb and wrote it on a turkey feather. Then they wrote the verb with the -s, -ed, and -ing endings on the remaining three feathers.
Now I feel like you are updated on what I could share with you as far as pictures went.  Again, I am declaring a promise to myself and my followers to take more pictures in 2013!
Speaking of 2013...check back on January 1st for a post filled with a fresh outlook and ideas (and FREEBIES) to start the new year off right.  Enjoy the rest of your winter break!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Christmas Goodies *FREEBIE ALERT*

Oh my goodness!  The Christmas gifts I made for my students this year just might become a yearly tradition.  That is how much I am loving them.  Check out these super simple, affordable gift ideas.
First up, a coupon booklet.  Oh, how I love coupons!  And how my students love special treats like eating lunch with me.  I combined these favorites to create a coupon book for each of my students.
 Next, another obvious love of mine....SPARKLES!!!  I bought sparkly, glittery pencils at Target in the dollar bin and was very tempted to keep them for myself.  Okay, so I did keep a few packs for myself, but the rest are going to my littles to help them *SPARKLE* in 2013. 
Since I'm in the giving spirit, I'm giving you these coupons and sparkle tags for free!  Click here for the sparkle tags and here for the coupon book.  Merry Christmas!  How about keeping the Christmas spirit going by becoming a follower of my blog?  Just click on the join this site button.
Stay tuned for more posts soon...and a very special series starting in the new year!